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Rubik's Robot

This Kawasaki model can put it together in 4 minutes.


Some humans can do it in 10 seconds. Good for us!


See also another video of human vs. robot Rubik competition here.

Today's pictures & links:
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Russian Vintage Robots

Some of them were truly ugly:

Here is the famous American vintage robot, just for comparison.

(original unknown)

However Russians had a concept of nearly Japanese-style walking mecha-suit, which they would use in Siberian taiga (wild forest):

(source: TM, Russia 1974)

Russian vintage robot toys were much cuter:


Folk-style painted cars:

Pakistan trucks:

covered with keyboard keys:

(originals unknown)


Steampunk Computer Mouse

Very cool little device: "The Bug", made by Jacob Hildebrandt. See more info here, including a creepy eyeball connection. Also see this flickr set for more pictures.


Mixed fresh links for today:

2007 Robot of the Year - [tech]
The Death of High Fidelity - [thought-provoking]
LP Sleeve face illusions, some nsfw - [cool site]
Architectural Illusion - [picture]
Extreme Japanese Custom Vans - [auto]
Age of the Universe depends on your location - [science] - via
Starbucks kills small cofeeshops? Maybe not. - [article]
Parallel Parking Device - [cool video]
Luxury Toilet inside Aquarium - [wow video]


First Email Ad

You've probably seen this ad before (it has been made popular once on the web) - but it's worth a second look.
(click to enlarge)


Art Made by Animals

At TurtleKiss site they feature a living artistically-inclined TURTLE:

(images credit: TurtleKiss)

Koopa is a professional painting turtle. Koopa's created over 750 original abstract artworks over the last 5 years, and he's got at least one painting in each of the 50 U.S states.

This wonderful turtle is not alone in such creative expression, by any means. There are a lot of painting animals...elephants, chimps, dolphins, seals, penguins, cats, dogs, roosters, etc.
Here is a site full of drawings by an elephant:

A collection of brilliantly colourful abstract works by a chimpanzee named Congo whose work was also believed to be owned by Picasso:

(image credit: abstractdeviants)

Sammy, a foxhound mix, uses a paintbrush attached to a rubber bone to paint a canvas:

((Photo: AP Photo/Matthew S. Gunby)


Cool Dinosaur Vintage Animatronics
(click to enlarge)

(image credit: Modern Mechanix)


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The toy robots in that last picture are not vintage Russian. In fact they are of current Chinese manufacture. The one in the back is a reproduction of the Atomic Robot Man, which the original was one of the first toy robots ever made and originated from Japan.


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